PEMCO pens agreement with GEMECO for P2F conversions


PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) has announced an agreement with China-based MRO Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co (GAMECO) to perform Boeing 737-700, 400 and 300 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions in Asia Pacific.

PEMCO is a division of Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) and wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and the agreement follows the launch of PEMCO’s B737-700 FlexCombiTM and Full-Freighter conversion programs in April.

PEMCO director of conversion programs, Mike Andrews says: “With the continued success of PEMCO’s B737-300 and -400 conversion programs and the launch of the -700 programs, it’s imperative that we expand capacity to meet customer demand.

“This new partnership will benefit our conversion customers and is another example of PEMCO’s truly global reach.”

GAMECO general manager, Norbert Marx says: “PEMCO is a key player in the conversion market, especially in the Asian-Pacific region, and GAMECO is one of the leading MROs in China. We bring a huge capacity, vast structural experiences and broad capabilities into this partnership.

“Together we will deliver cost effective and comprehensive one-stop solutions to our customers. We are very pleased to be adding a new chapter to our passenger-to-freighter conversion business in these very promising times.”

GAMECO, the fifth PEMCO conversion partner and third in China, will join China-based STAECO and TAECO, Costa Rica-based Coopesa, and Canada-based KF Aerospace in providing conversion services for PEMCO’s customers.

Andrews adds: “We’re committed to serving our international customers and are prepared to grow with the rise in freighter demand in China.”